After looking at this picture, do I really need to say anything more? I am going to talk about dogs because they are my favorite of all the animals. Dogs and pretty much every kind of pet out there have been apart of my life since I was born. They can be your walking buddy, hiking buddy, the buddy that you can trust with any secret, the buddy that always is happy to see you. It has been said that having a pet (generally) reduces stress. (That’s definitely a generally because we have all had or heard of the pet horror stories!) If you can’t get a pet, go visit the local pet shop every now and then–guaranteed instant mood lifter!